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Boston Herald Makes Mitch Albom Column Even Lamer With Stupid Headline

Mind-blowing stuff. I see the editors at the Boston Herald are now seeking inspiration for their compelling teasers by watching After-School Specials.

I have no idea why the Herald didn’t stick with the headline the Detroit Free-Press used for Albom’s column about the untimely death of Notre Dame recruit Matt James, “The real tragedy of a Notre Dame football recruit’s spring break death.” (Note: he has the good sense never to admit it, but Albom secretly believes the real tragedy is that James never had the opportunity to read Tuesdays With Morrie.)

It’s a shame I missed the headline when the Herald picked up the AP story regarding James’ autopsy. I’m sure it was something along the lines of “Five Story Plummet from Balcony a threat to living.”

I particularly enjoy Albom’s introductory sentences: “Matt James fell off a balcony. He died.” They remind me of  Lisa Simpson’s “Meditations on Turning 8” poem.

The real tragedy of a Notre Dame football recruit’s spring break death [Detroit Free Press]
Booze is a threat to teens [Boston Herald]